Some months ago, I wrote an article about Congressman Alan Grayson which wasn’t my finest literary work ever, but it was generally well received and, more importantly, writing it quelled my urge to throw the guy a beating. I’m sure there were thousands of people who wanted to throw him a beating as well, but I realized it just wasn’t a productive idea. In case you don’t recall the circumstances which compelled me to write the article, Grayson, a Democrat from Florida, delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives which purported to describe the Republican plan for health care reform. He explained, that the Republican plan was die quickly.
Knowing, as I do, that Democratic politicians have a propensity for lying, I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was nonetheless. It saddened me that any American politician would lie so outrageously. Surely the Democratic leadership would denounce Grayson for this outrage. Nope, I was let down again, when Barack Obama called Grayson “an outstanding member of Congress,” rather than condemning this heinous act. Support from the Dear Leader was, at the very least, tacit approval of Grayson’s deplorable behavior. Grayson and Obama it seems, are two peas in a pod.
But, I wrote the article, calmed down and moved on, forgetting Grayson just like everyone else. But this idiot just wouldn’t go away. As we entered the 2010 midterm election season, Grayson crawled out from under his rock again, this time producing a personal attack television commercial condemning his Republican opponent Dan Webster, who Grayson called Taliban Dan. The commercial was a hack job using a 3 second video clip from a speech which Mr. Webster had delivered to his prayer group and reversed the context by 180 degrees. More than one political think tank went on to declare Grayson’s commercial the most dishonest ad to air in more than two decades.
So, it is in this post election wrap-up that I am thrilled to report that the good people of Florida saw through the never ending avalanche of bulls#!t from Grayson, and ousted him from Congress on November 2 in favor of a quiet conservative by the name of Dan Webster. And it wasn’t close. The final tally: Webster 56 percent to Grayson’s 38 percent.
In an interview later in that week on MSNBC, Grayson evaluated his strategy and defeat explaining that he lost because Democrats nationally didn’t get out the vote. “If Democrats don’t vote, Democrats can’t win.” He went on to explain that “Democrats are saddened and demoralized by this policy of appeasement” that he believes always leads to defeat where compromise is not an option. Compromise, he continued, was not possible with Republicans because their entire strategy is “no.”
While every savvy political pundit universally agrees that Democrats took a beating as a repudiation of Obama’s socialist policies, this idiot thinks that the Democrats weren’t liberal enough. I can only pray the Democratic Party keeps fielding candidates just like this one.